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Step Up Revolution
A tired story is enlivened by dance happenings – essentially flash mobs with killer physiques.
"...staging public performance art/dance happenings that are, in essence, flash mobs with better-defined physiques. Yep, they're doing flash dances...."

July 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Human Touch
Violinist Laurie Young Stevens finds the passion and flash in baroque music
"...her upcoming concert for the Texas Early Music Project Flash and Trash. "So often we approach Bach with a..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gay Place
The Flash Collective calls on the queer community to help create public art
" 30th and Lamar. The piece, created by Austin's Flash Collective, will feature small portraits of queer residents along..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Q&A With Author Aaron Teel
Flash-fiction champ reads at Domy tomorrow
"...A collection of flash fiction stories, Aaron Teel's Shampoo Horns is the winner..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Books Post by Jessi Cape

The Endangered Waxie Moon
National Geographic should be so lucky.

Feb. 9, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

On Chesil Beach
Desire and desperation in Ian McEwan's pre-sexual revolution novella.
"...felt obligated to underline their message with two awkward flash-forwards, neither of which add any value but to rub..."

June 1, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Justice League
Another ho-hum entry to the DC Extended Universe
"...including Wonder Woman (Gadot); speedy, socially inept teen the Flash (Miller, a treat); the loner Aquaman (Momoa, mugging like..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

In This Corner of the World
The life of a Japanese girl during wartime
"...deceptively beautiful and gracefully animated film, a bright white flash from the direction of Hiroshima. But director Katabuchi (Mai..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Straight Outta Compton
Picture about origins of rap group NWA shows off their snarly cool
"...a paler shade of manager and the resulting internecine flash points are nothing new, either, but thanks to near-perfect..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dior and I
This sharp doc is as close as most of us will ever get to fingering the Dior merchandise
"...bursts of blinding light meant to mimic a camera flash. No matter the season: Seizure-inducing is never a good..."

May 1, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Forget it, Jake; it's Sin City.
"...that registers on the screen is in the red flash of a police siren, a dame’s come-hither trappings, or..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wally Phister, the Oscar-winning Inception lenser, takes the directing reins for this sci-fi puzzler that stars Johnny Depp.
"...The film kicks off with a brief flash-forward that serves little purpose but to leech the tension..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Chicken With Plums
From the makers of the animated Persepolis comes this modern-day, live-action Arabian tale.
"...the film, our understanding of his thoughts has deepened. Flashbacks and flash-forwards to his earlier life and the future..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sound of Noise
Unique to a fault, this Swedish film is a daft police procedural and an absurdist comedy about musical terrorists.
"...It’s a work in four movements, each movement occurring flash-mob-style at a specific location. The first movement, “Doctor, Doctor,..."

March 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Conspirator
Robert Redford directs this historical movie about the trial of Mary Surratt, who was convicted of conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
"...sensitively execute their roles. Yet the film has little flash of life and energy. From the hurried opening that..."

April 15, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Martin Lawrence revisits his FBI undercover alter-ego, Big Momma.
"...performing arts school while simultaneously searching for an incriminating flash drive that serves as the story’s MacGuffin. Hilarity ensues,..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My Soul To Take
Wes Craven wrote and directed this serial-killer movie – but you'd never know it to look at it.
"...the numerologically loaded digit a lot, to little effect). Flash forward 16 years and the seven potentially deadly sons..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brooklyn's Finest
Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, and Don Cheadle star in this clichéd police drama that's capped by an outlandish third act.
"...cliché-ridden script by first-timer Michael C. Martin. Fuqua’s visual flash and a good cast in low simmer make the..."

March 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

From Paris With Love
Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays an American diplomat in Paris who is paired with a wise-cracking, trigger-happy CIA maverick (John Travolta) to stop a terrorist attack.
"...of the American form of mindless film violence and flash-without-substance storytelling. A clear example in From Paris With Love..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
This long-awaited follow-up to Troy Duffy's violent, pulpy cult original is dead on arrival.
"...from indie cinema heaven. The original is all muzzle flash and zero smarts, but its loopy storyline, which has..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Soul Men
Samuel Jackson and Bernie Mac play a couple of washed-up and forgotten R&B backup singers, who are on an improbable road back to fame.
" Hinds’ case, a life of crime and poverty. Flash forward to the present day: Hooks has died, a..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Take, with a very good performance by Minnie Driver, is a dreadfully misguided movie whose story of redemption is utterly irredeemable.
"...reason, and it's impossible to discern whether we're witnessing flash-forwards, flashbacks, or plainly incompetent filmmaking. Added to this is..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tell No One
The many pleasures of this riveting psychological thriller from France derive more from the perplexing questions it raises than the discovery of the answers.
" the couple’s cherished lake and is presumed murdered. Flash forward eight years, and Alex is still in mourning,..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

My Brother Is an Only Child
This Italian film is a coming-of-age story about a young man who – like the era he was born into – has no idea how to come of age, except by fits and starts.
"...of damnation – for his mortal and sticky sin. Flash forward six years and Accio (now played by Germano)..."

May 16, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Smart People
Smart people, dumb choices: It's true for both the characters and the filmmakers in this acerbic comedy that stars Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, and Ellen Page.
"...socially inappropriate, and Murro evidences none of the ADD flash that often makes commercials directors ill-equipped to handle character..."

April 11, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shine a Light
The Rolling Stones gather no moss in this Martin Scorsese-directed concert film that's playing on both IMAX and conventional screens.
"...via a 17-song set that starts with “Jumping Jack Flash” and concludes on “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Like..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

The Page Turner
In this quiet, French revenge film, a creeping malevolence wreaks havoc on an otherwise normal bourgeois family.
"...the much more mysterious art of cultivating a grudge. Flash forward 10 years, and Mélanie has insinuated her way..."

May 25, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Abandoned
Creepy Eastern European atmospherics encase this horror film, which nevertheless suffers from an anemic script.
"...prologue set in the Russian wilderness of 1966, Cerdà flash-forwards to the present with the introduction of Marie, a..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Intel's Impressive Implode
Pics and video of the Intel implosion
"...Below are a couple videos of the implosion -..."

Feb. 26, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Albert Brooks again sallies forth where others fear to tread, although his comic results are more mildly amusing than riotously funny.
" one of the most politically volcanic and cordite-scented flash points of the world. That he’s a Jew only..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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